I have two distinct lives. One in the trenches of low-budget film and television, the other in professional gambling. Because of the feast-or-famine nature of show business I need a reliable income... gambling. So here you will read about both worlds. Enjoy!



Thursday, August 27, 2020

Gambling With an Edge - guest blackjack player HitA7 part 2

Our guest this week is return guest, blackjack player HitA7.  We talk some more about HitA7's career and then answer a few questions from the mail bag.

We welcome your questions - send them to us at gamblingwithanedge@gmail.com, or you can find me at @RWM21 on Twitter or https://www.facebook.com/GamblingWithAnEdge.

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Show Notes

[00:00] Introduction of advantage player HitA7
[00:34] Getting backed off at the Barona
[03:20] Does HitA7's wife approve of his advantage plays?
[07:38] A losing year
[09:58] Playing while pretending to not speak English
[11:14] Double deck games on The Strip
[13:28] Cover, top bet, and spread
[15:04] Playing as a part-time player
[16:50] Playing during the pandemic
[19:00] Lessons learned from long losing streaks
[22:16] Networking
[26:38] Other forms of advantage play
[27:06] CTR issues
[29:55] How closely does HitA7 watch the pit?
[31:02] Advice for common card counting mistakes
[32:35] Rat holing chips
[34:20] Taking advantage of promotions when playing rated
[36:00] South Point Casino August Promotions - Half-priced Walmart gift cards
[36:32] Predictit.org/promo/edge - place small bets on various political events, $20 deposit match for GWAE listeners
[37:04] VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games
[37:59] Does HitA7 play video poker?
[38:46] Listener question about saving for retirement as an AP
[40:22] Listener question about UTH
[42:39] Listener question about MSS
[45:50] Listener question about a bookmaker from The Castaways
[46:55] Listener question about Len Baker
[47:28] Listener question about playing blackjack on the square
[48:55] Does being a magician help in AP?
[50:34] Listener question about cutting the cards in blackjack
[54:00] Recommended - tacos at El Segundo Sol


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Recommended:
ElSeGundoSol.com

Thursday, August 20, 2020

Gambling With an Edge - guest blackjack player HitA7

Our guest this week is blackjack player HitA7. We talk about how he got started and his play in Mexico and South America.

We welcome your questions - send them to us at gamblingwithanedge@gmail.com, or you can find me at @RWM21 on Twitter or https://www.facebook.com/GamblingWithAnEdge.

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Show Notes

[00:00] Introduction of advantage player HitA7
[01:01] Thanks for posting reviews of GWAE on Stitcher, iTunes, Spotify, etc
[02:10] HitA7's early gambling experiences
[04:16] Playing with a Latino accent
[06:52] BlackjackApprenticeship.com and card counting
[09:15] Bankroll, bet size, and losing streaks
[11:12] Can playing in Mexico be dangerous?
[14:43] Mexican casinos
[19:33] Playing in Colombia
[33:41] Playing in Chile
[38:45] South Point Casino August Promotions - Half-priced Walmart gift cards
[39:14] Predictit.org/promo/edge - place small bets on various political events, $20 deposit match for GWAE listeners
[39:50] BlackjackApprenticeship.com - card counting training site and community
[40:27] VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games
[42:00] HitA7's job as a musician
[44:00] Bad back-offs and license plate readers
[47:43] HitA7 is also an ordained minister
[49:24] Recommended - Giri/Haji on Netflix, Blackjack Discord, Oyster bars at Palace Station, South Point, Harrah's, and Sunset Station


Sponsored Links:

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BlackjackApprenticeship.com
VideoPoker.com/gwae


Recommended:

Giri/Haji, netflix.com/title/80190519

Oyster bars at Palace Station, South Point, Harrah's, and Sunset Station

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Gambling With an Edge - guest Lone Wolf and Wolfetta

Our guests this week are returning guest Lone Wolf, and his daughter Wolfetta.  He taught his daughter to play, and now they do AP playing together.

We welcome your questions - send them to us at gamblingwithanedge@gmail.com, or you can find me at @RWM21 on Twitter or https://www.facebook.com/GamblingWithAnEdge.

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Show Notes

[00:00] Introduction of Lone Wolf and Wolfetta
[00:50] How did Lone Wolf start playing with Wolfetta
[01:51] Wolfetta's training and initial play
[03:33] Hole-carding
[04:32] How does Wolfetta's husband feel about her AP work?
[05:31] Working full-time and playing part-time
[06:30] Father and daughter cover stories
[08:00] Playing conditions during COVID-19
[15:00] Cashing chips
[18:00] Wolfetta's cover
[20:25] Signals
[20:57] Playing safely during COVID-19
[22:00] Counting versus hole-carding
[23:38] Lone Wolf's back-offs
[26:52] Using emotional swings as cover
[30:50] South Point Casino August Promotions - 50% off of Walmart gift cards
[31:38] Predictit.org/promo/edge - place small bets on various political events, $20 deposit match for GWAE listeners
[32:22] BlackjackApprenticeship.com - card counting training site and community
[33:13] VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games
[34:25] Blackjack tournaments
[40:05] Drawings, promotional chips, and match plays
[46:58] Does Wolfetta play as much as she would like?
[51:25] Recommended - Born to Run by Christopher McDougall, Monster Hunter


Sponsored Links:

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BlackjackApprenticeship.com
VideoPoker.com/gwae


Recommended:
Born to Run by Christopher McDougall https://amzn.to/2DOs1IQ 
MonsterHunterWorld.com

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Gambling With an Edge - guest blackjack player Loudon Often

Our guest this week is blackjack pro Loudon Often. Loudon was the biggest money winner on the Church Team which was featured in the documentary "The Holy Rollers."

We welcome your questions - send them to us at gamblingwithanedge@gmail.com, or you can find me at @RWM21 on Twitter or https://www.facebook.com/GamblingWithAnEdge.

podcast
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Show Notes

[00:00] Introduction of blackjack player Loudon Often

[00:41] How did Loudon start playing blackjack?

[03:21] Playing with the Church Team

[04:41] Loudon's background in writing and theology

[09:49] Barring stories and back rooms

[12:04] Working on BlackjackApprenticeship.com's Blackjack Bootcamps

[14:55] Playing solo versus team play

[19:14] Long losing streaks
[21:05] How many hours per month does Loudon play?

[22:17] Loundon's wife and family

[26:25] South Point Casino August Promotions - Half price Walmart gift cards

[27:22] Predictit.org/promo/edge - place small bets on political events, $20 deposit match for GWAE listeners

[28:11] VideoPoker.com/GWAE - Gold Membership offers correction on most games

[30:00] Barona Casino

[31:56] Stories about Stumpy from surveillance

[37:14] Other interactions with surveillance

[40:12] Traveling with large amounts of cash

[44:08] Loudon's short stories and website, daviddruryauthor.com

[45:30] Recommended - LongReads.com, Seven Storey Mountain by Thomas Merton, Jojo Rabbit


Sponsored Links:
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Predictit.org/promo/edge
VideoPoker.com/GWAE
BlackjackApprenticeship.com

Books Referenced:
Bringing Down the House by Ben Mezrich https://amzn.to/3fH9lYB

Recommended:
LongReads.com
Seven Storey Mountain by Thomas Merton https://amzn.to/3fAZxPu
JoJo Rabbit